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Morocco, Homosexuality is not a taboo anymore?
Mohamed El Khadiri   
Morocco, Homosexuality is not a taboo anymore? | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe import ban on Mohamed Laftah’s novel, Dernier combat du capitain Ni’mat is directly linked to the story it tells, the one of a former Eptian Air force captian who discovers his homosexuality.
 
Portrait of a free rapper in prison
Mohamed Khadhiri   
Portrait of a free rapper in prison | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe Moroccan rapper Haqed, literally meaning “spiteful” is rotting in prison where he has been detained for months. The 20th February Movement states that the singer was jailed for political reasons.
 
Algerian Islamism. The Big Split
Ghania Khelifi   

Algerian Islamism. The Big Split | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanIf the authorities decided to abandon their electoral fraud practices, the polls of the 10th May 2012 could be double or nothing for the well-established or new Islamist parties. The latter are strongly mobilised and attempt to silence their dissent in order to realise their dream: achieve parliamentary majority.

 
Portrait of a migrant woman.
Ghania Khelifi   

Portrait of a migrant woman. | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanNaima has succeeded her project to settle in France. She has accepted to pay the price and is willing to fight and face the difficulties of integrating in this country.

 
Kahina, The Woman They Don’t Love
Ghania Khelifi   

Kahina, The Woman They Don’t Love | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThis figure of Algeria’s past represents the possibility of a diversity that is intolerable in the eyes of the single thought holders.

 
Activism: the takeover?
Kenza Sefrioui   
Activism: the takeover? | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanOver the past year, the 20th February Movement not only gathered young activists in its ranks but also those who have a longer experience in political or societal activism. This is an example of intergenerational coexistence based on common values but there are also certain misunderstandings…
 
The Reasons for Wrath
Kenza Sefrioui   
The Reasons for Wrath | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanAfter nine months of protest and constitutional reform, Morocco has just elected a new parliament with a quarter of seats won by the Islamists. However, the country is far from having resolved its political, social and economic problems that have pushed its youth to take to the streets.
 
After the legislative elections in Algeria…
Ghania Khelifi   
After the legislative elections in Algeria…  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanThe 10th May legislative elections have dinned cards but the dice are always loaded. The opposition struggles to impose itself.
 
Mandatory quota for female representatives in electoral lists in Algeria
Ghania Khelifi   

Mandatory quota for female representatives in electoral lists in Algeria | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanAlgerian women had always needed a big dose of courage to try and break the wall erected by the men of power. Will the law adopted on the 3rd November 2011 change the landscape for the next legislative elections?

 
Migrants in Algeria: interview with the human rights activist Fouad Hassam
Ghania Khelifi   
Migrants in Algeria: interview with the human rights activist Fouad Hassam  | babelmed | arab - arabic language - mediterraneanHuman rights activist, Fouad Hassam is always present in the struggles and protest for rights. The arrests, the bans he suffers from the authorities have failed to silence him. Interview.
 

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